© Eileen Brown (Photo ID #13873)
Biennial or short-lived perennial herb from weak fibrous roots; stems erect, solitary, simple or more usually few-branched above, sparsely to densely spreading, stiff-hairy, 2-60 cm tall.
Basal leaves oblanceolate or sometimes spoon-shaped, stalked, 1-15 cm long including the stalks, 1-12 mm wide, sparsely to densely stiff-hairy or nearly glabrous, margins often stiff-hairy; stem leaves similar, becoming linear and reduced upwards.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, borne on the single stem or more often nearly erect branches; involucres 4-9 mm tall; involucral bracts lanceolate, thin, light green, sparsely to moderately stiff-hairy, commonly purplish near the tips, usually graduated; ray flowers white or sometimes pinkish, numerous, 2-3 mm long, slightly surpassing the disk flowers; disk flowers 3.5-5.0 mm long.
Achenes oblong, 2-nerved, sparsely stiff-hairy; pappus of single, or sometimes double, white hairlike bristles, evidently surpassing the disk corollas, sometimes with a few slender and inconspicuous short scales.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Erigeron lonchophyllus var. laurentianus Victorin
Erigeron minor (Hook.) Rydb.
Trimorpha lonchophylla (Hook.) G.L. Nesom